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'''James Murdock''', (August 15, 1871 – May 15, 1949) was a Canada|Canadian politician. Born in Brighton, England, Murdock first ran for the Canadian House of Commons as the Liberal Party of Canada|Liberal candidate in the Canadian federal election, 1921|1921 federal election in the Ontario riding of Toronto South. Although defeated, he was appointed Minister of Labour (Canada)|Minister of Labour in the cabinet of Mackenzie King shortly after the election. The current MP in the riding of Kent (Ontario electoral district)|Kent, Archibald McCoig, gave up his seat and was appointed to the Canadian Senate in 1922. Murdock was acclaimed to this seat in the resulting 1922 by-election. While Minister of Labour in 1923, Murdock was embroiled in controversy after he withdrew funds from the Home Bank a day or two before its collapse based on information he obtained as a member of the...
ParliamentCanadian
PredecessorArchibald McCoig
SuccessorAlexander Dew Chaplin
Term start1922
Term end1925
Birth date{{birth date|1871|08|15}}
Birth placeBrighton, England
Death date{{death date and age|1949|05|15|1871|08|15}}
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Spouse| cabinet = Minister of Labour (1921–1925)
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